Big River, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Friend of the Devil, Black Throated Wind, China Cat Sunflower> I Know You Rider, Me and My Uncle, Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, Bird Song, El Paso, Deal, Playin' in the Band
Promised Land> Bertha> Greatest Story Ever Told, Brown Eyed Women, Around and Around, It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, Cryptical Envelopment> Drums> The Other One> Wharf Rat, Beat it on Down the Line, Ramble on Rose, Sugar Magnolia, Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad> Not Fade Away> One More Saturday Night
Versions - Different performances of the song by the same artist
Compilations - Other albums which feature this performance of the song
Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists
Friend of the Devil*
Black Throated Wind
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Me & My Uncle
Playing in the Band
The Promised Land ->
Greatest Story Ever Told
Brown Eyed Women
Around & Around
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Cryptical Envelopment ->
The Other One ->
Beat It on Down the Line
Ramble on Rose
Sugar Magnolia ->
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad ->
Not Fade Away
(Encore) One More Saturday Night
intermittent static in right channel interpolated.
I Know You Rider: cut/splice (cut out blank spot)
Around And Around): dropout (cut out blank spot)
Wharf Rat discontinuity/splice (cut out blank spot)
The intermitten fade out of the left channel, (and sometimes the right channel, very rarely both channels), was evident for about 1/3 of set I and about 1/3 of set II. Luckily, most instances had music, but at a lower level than the rest of the recording. Some of these occurred every 2 seconds, some had much greater distances between them. I found as many of these as I could and used a curvilinear gain increase. I got most of these, but likely missed some. They will be more noticeable in headphones. Sometimes the music was so far down it was difficult to bring up, but most of the time these spots are no longer noticeable. In instances where the music was completely gone, I interpolated these as best I could. There were too many of these instances to document.
I then used several techniques to bring the presence back. This was recorded at a low level, or with a dirty head. I suspect the dirty head, or possibly a pinch roller with a piece of tape or oxide deposit that would lift the tape off the record head enough to cause the dropouts. Some hiss remains, especially between songs (no noise reduction was used).
I checked for speed issues and digital artifacts as referred to in SHNID 130728, but did not find any, but did hear them in 130728, so I used the original source. There are spots where the band is a bit out of tune. There is still some lack of clarity in the instruments, and a couple of spots where the bass distorts but it's the best I can do with it.
This sounds fabulous. What a killer show. Thank you.
September 23, 2019 Subject:
I love this stuff. 9/23/72 is one of my favorite post-Europe shows of '72. By this time the boys had lost that uber-slickness from the spring (and Pig, incidentally), so come the fall there was a noticeable raggedness to the band's shows, save a few gleaming masterpieces (8/27, the bulk of the September shows, etc).
But this one gets cruising right out of the gate with the funkiest Big River you'll ever hear (72? As an opener? hot damn...) and this one never lets up. China > Rider is seminal, and the rest is count-your-blessings awesome. I don't at all mind the cuts, the hiss, the whatever. These two nights from the caved-in roof Palace are to treasure.
March 7, 2016 Subject:
damaged recording of a decent show
I was hopeful that with the recent release of 9/24 on the 30 Trips set that this was a leaked leftover that didn't make the cut. Should have read the notes first!
So it's immediately obvious that this could never be released commercially. There's a type of hiss that is quite different from tape hiss - it seems to rise and fall with the volume of the music like a sort of distortion. There's also an unusual sort of distortion of the bass, where it sounds like it's been sent through a Boss Octave pedal. Clearly the original recording has suffered some serious damage, which is shame because it's yet another near-perfect 1972 show. I guess we can't have them all.
So even though I won't be keeping this in my library it was nice to listen to on a hike today. Thanks for sharing!